Thursday, January 1, 2009


My son turns 8 years old today. Yes. He is a new year’s baby. His birthdate is 01-01-01. On that day, Kansas State beat Tennessee in the Cotton Bowl, we drove to the hospital and had our first child. It was one of the best days of my life. His name is Ariston, which is a Greek word that means “best.” We think he’s pretty special, but of course we’re biased. Happy Birthday Ariston! And a very Happy New Year to all my runner friends in the blogosphere!

The smoking thing in the picture is his volcano desert.


Nikemom said...

Happy Birthday to your son! and cheers to a great 2009!

The Happy Runner said...

Wow -- 01/01/01! What a great way for #1 to start life! Happy birthday to him.

TiredMamaRunning said...

Happy Birthday Ariston! Cool birth date.

(my son would LOVE that dessert, too-anything steaming or exploding ;) )

aron said...

happy birthday to your son and happy new year!!

Melanie said...

that's too cool! Happy Birthday to Ariston!

Anonymous said...

01-01-01 for a birthdate, now that is COOL!

Congratulations to you all!

And by the way, I am glad it was a peaceful passing for your grandmother, thanks for letting me know.